Re: OFFTOPIC: binary modules, bad idea!

Michael Elizabeth Chastain (
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 23:33:55 -0600

Hello Albert,

Hello Kernel Hackers,

Albert Cahalan writes:

> What is a plain stock compiler anyway? Certainly not gcc.
> Linux already requires a specific version of a specific
> compiler with a specific object file format. You simply
> can't write kernel code with plain stock compilers.

In my case, 'plain stock compiler' means: any compiler that can compile
the linux kernel now will still be able to compile the kernel after any
patch I write.

If you want, I could change my phrasing and say: any patch I write will
work on every compiler that already compiles the Linux kernel.

Michael Chastain
"love without fear"